History[edit | edit source]
With the debut of Final Fantasy XI in 2002, Naoshi Mizuta was tasked to compose the game's music with the help of Kumi Tanioka and Nobuo Uematsu. With the game's expansion packs released each year, Mizuta took on the helm of main composer, and composed each expansion's original soundtrack.
The composers began discussing the possibility of performing live at a fan event, and The Star Onions was formed and in September 2004, The Star Onions made their first debut during the launch of the expansion pack Final Fantasy XI: Chains of Promathia in Japan. On August 24th 2005, the Star Onions released a studio album, "The Star Onions ~ Final Fantasy XI - Music from the Other Side of Vana'diel" and in the same month, performed as a band during Final Fantasy XI 2005 Royal Summer Carnival Barista Championship. Their latest studio album, Sanctuary was released in 2009.
Band members[edit | edit source]
- Naoshi Mizuta - Composer, Bass Guitarist
- Kumi Tanioka - Composer, Pianist
- Tsuyoshi Sekito - Guitarist
- Masato Kouda - Keyboardist
- Hidenori Iwasaki - Keyboardist
- Michael-Christopher Koji Fox - Drummer
The Star Onions have also invited guests, including vocalists, to perform with them.
Discography[edit | edit source]
Studio albums[edit | edit source]
|August 24, 2005||The Star Onions ~ Final Fantasy XI - Music from the Other Side of Vana'diel||Their first studio album, with a vocal track "Blessed in Her Glorious Light -The Grand Duchy of Jeuno-", performed by Aundréa L. Hopkins.|
|May 20, 2009||Sanctuary ~ Final Fantasy XI - Music from the Other Side of Vana'diel||Second studio album with tracks including from Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan and Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess.|
Appearances[edit | edit source]
|November 17, 2004||Final Fantasy XI: Chains of Promathia Original Soundtrack||"Gustaberg" (Bonus Track)|
|March 28, 2007||Final Fantasy XI Original Soundtrack Premium Box||"Ru'Lude Gardens -Star Onions Version-"|